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Community Engagement: Future of Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park is the sixth largest city in Minnesota with a highly diverse population. This is a sharp contrast to the community that was founded by potato farmers of European heritage.

The significant demographic change over the last 20 years resulted in Brooklyn Park being a community of communities. People of different backgrounds were living near one another but not with each other. There was a disconnection among communities.

That’s why a group of residents called the Core Planning Team created a mission statement and core values for our community.

Brooklyn Park’s mission

Brooklyn Park, a thriving community inspiring pride where opportunities exist for all.

Community core values

  • Everyone has equal intrinsic value
  • Diversity enriches community
  • Trust is the foundation for building a healthy community
  • The community thrives when each individual takes responsibility to contribute
  • When a community supports all its members, it thrives

So how will we achieve our mission?

By focusing on three areas:

  1. Resources - Make sure we use all our resources of our diverse community to make sure we make our goals a reality
  2. Diversity - Engage our diverse community to promote acceptance and understanding of one another
  3. Youth - Ensure the success of all our young people by using community assets

Volunteer: you have the power to make a difference

Volunteer on one of our teams to help achieve the community’s mission. If you are a resident, community organization or business owner, you have the potential to make a positive impact in your community.

Contact us

City Hall

5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
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Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone and email

Josie Shardlow
Email Josie Shardlow


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After talking to you, we've used your input to create goals for Brooklyn Park in 2025. Tell us what you think about our draft plan and you'll be entered into a prize drawing! So, what are you waiting for?

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